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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Cat Art Sunday - Mosaic Lady's Stuff

Thanks for all the nice comments about the Katrina Cats post of last Wordless Wednesday. However, Mosaic Lady can not paint. Or draw. Or even trace an object. That was a recent gift purchased for us at the Atlanta Folk Fest. We love it so much and were going to post it today but then the Katrina anniversary day came along and it seemed so very appropriate for all the sad memories and tributes of last week.

Here are some vases and carafes that ML has done over the years with kitties on them. All have happy forever homes.

This was the original Happy Birthday Kitty vase. It lives in Napa with ML's mother and grandmother. (This is our only photo and it's been cropped to use in some marketing material.)

This was the second Happy Birthday Kitty vase ML got out of that same mug. The expression on the kitty's face just cracks us up. (We think it portends how ML is going to look next February when she turns 50.) This one sold on eBay in early 2006.

This Calico Kitty Carafe/Crock was a donation we made to the Humane Society's silent auction back in 2006 when we lived in Colorado.

Merry Christmas Kitty vase also sold on eBay in 2006. Sometimes it's fun to use these whimsical coffee mugs, even though they are chunky and funky. Especially if they have cats on them. Mosaic Lady loves chunky, funky cats. (and Bianca loves Chunky Monkey ice cream.)

Phoebe's Wine Carafe is a very new piece just completed a couple of weeks ago. Phoebe sent ML a few broken Ralph Lauren dishes (her special pattern) and another china plate that had a chip. ML added just the Little Mae & Pets transferware cream pitcher images. It's a very special child's transferware pattern from England that dates back to the 1800s. The little girl, Mae, sits on a stoop with a dawg that looks like ours next to her, a kitty on her lap, and a white kitty drinking cream from a bowl by her feet. It is a very sweet and special pattern.

Mosaic Lady added the two cat brooches, of course, and also added some gold paint flecks to the upper rim after the photos were taken. She hated the somber, burgundy paint she chose.

Happy Cat Art Sunday, every kitty and persons!
Please go visit Miss Peach and Darling Adan to see the beautiful things they have posted for the day.


Daisy said...

Those are really beautiful! And they are so happy and cheerful, too. I think my favorites are the two Happy Birthday vases.

Lux said...

I love the colors and designs ... Daisy's right; they have a happy feeling!

Eric and Flynn said...

We like the happy Purrfday Kitty vase the best too, and we like the flower on the back.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Oh Happy Cat Art Sunday to yoo! Those mugs/vases are beautiful! Love the touch of da cat brooch in da last one. Dose blues and pinks are beautiful together.

Karen Jo said...

The vases are all very beautiful and they all do have a happy feel about them. I really like the last one with the little girl and the cat brooches.

Dragonheart said...

Those are all very beautiful! The birthday cat looks so sad, though. I love the last piece, with the cat brooches!

michico 小芥 said...

Those are really really beautiful for sure~!
I love the "Calico Kitty Carafe/Crock " very very much~!!!!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hello my Sadie Badie! I miss you! This weekend of silence is awfully long fur cats! Yur Mom makes bootiful pieces! It's nice to see broken china put to new, good use.

The purrthday cat is hilarious! Hats are NOT meant fur cats; they squish our ears.

We has wonnerful whether all weekend wif open windows so I can stalk BIRDS! I fink Bonnie's feelin better too cuz she's bein nicer to efurryone (cept me). Purrs!

Parker said...

Those are so beautiful! Do you have a store?

DEBRA said...


You must tell ML that I think her mosiac pieces are masterful. I just love the ones she has created especially the ones that have cats on them. They are simply heavenly...as are you my sweet handsome Willie.

The Divine Miss B

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

I like the Christmas one the best and the chicken one too...the birthday ones are too cute also and the last one wellllll I like that one the best too!
I want to learn how to do this...can I OJT with you?
Ok I will say it...I MISS YOU!
Climb out from under the grouting table and come for a visit! I even have Muscat! It will do you good:)

Samantha & Tigger said...

Beautiful1 Beautiful! beautiful! Mom is drooling over them all! Your Mom is very talented!
Your FL furiends,

sher said...

OK, I can't trace either. And I'm in awe of your artistic abilities. I've wanted to do work with ceramics and tile--but alas, no talent. You're soooo talented

HRH Yao-Lin said...

thos are stunning. really beautiful! x My human is such an oaf she could never be so talented or dexterous to make something so ornate. She can barely type. I am mightily impressed!